Hailing from Curtis, Spain, Lucas Vazquez Iglesias was born on 1st July 1991. Lucas is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and Spain national team as a right winger.
Vazquez started playing the sport, when he was just 9 years old with Curtis until 2004, when he joined Ural for the next three years. Vazquez arrived at Real Madrid's youth system in 2007, aged 16.
His senior career started in the 2010-2011 season with Real Madrid C-team after which he moved to represent Real Madrid Castilla, where he spent most part of his career.
Vazquez was loaned to La Liga's RCD Espanyol, in a season-long deal on 19th August 2014. Real Madrid exercised their buyback clause and Vazquez returned to the club on 30th June 2015.
Vazquez did not represent Spain at any youth level. Lucas was named in Vicente del Bosque's provisional squad for UEFA Euro 2016 in France, and he also made it to the final list of 23 on 17th May 2016. He made his debut the following month on 7th June, starting and playing 61 minutes in a 0-1 friendly loss to Georgia at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
Vazquez replaced Alvaro Morata in the 70th minute of a 0-2 round-of-16 defeat against Italy at the Stade de France.
Rise to Glory
Vazquez rose to glory and came into prominence after joining the Real Madrid B-team and with his amazing performance and football skills, he was bought on loan by Espanyol and caught everyone’s attention and eventually received a national call up for the Spain national football team.
Starting off with the C-team, Lucas managed to score 2 goals in the 14 appearance he made before moving to the B-team where he spent major part of his career and scored 15 goals in 92 appearances in the course of 4 years.
For the 2014-15 season, Lucas was loaned by Espanyol where he scored 3 goals in 33 caps he wore for the club. He signed a four-year permanent deal with the Pericos, for a €2 million fee on 3rd June of the following year.
After returning back with Real Madrid in last week of June 2015, he signed a new contract on 26th October 2016, running until 2021.
He contributed for Real madrid with seven appearances in the season's UEFA Champions League as the tournament ended in a victory.
Lucas was part of Real Madrid Castilla when they won Segunda Division B in the 2011-12 season.
Vazquez played a pivotal role for Real Madrid helping them to win the La Liga in 2016-17, Supercopa de Espana in 2017, UEFA Champions League twice in 2015 and 2016, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup in 2016 and 2017.
Having signed a contract until 2021, Lucas is expected to make more such records in near future and contribute for his side in every possible manner and fulfill the expectations of his coach and fans.